The likelihood of a vote in favor of the United Kingdom (UK)’s exit from the European Union (EU) was expected as an obvious disaster for 99% of economists, analysts and bankers. In June 2016, the UK did vote for the Brexit, launching a complex unprecedented...
“In 2016, the volume of (real estate) investment fell by 25-30% in the United Kingdom (UK) and, to a lesser extent, in France and Germany. The effect of the Brexit was in particular to slow down operations in speculative transactions. Today, land developers and real […]
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron agreed that the United Kingdom (UK) shouldn’t be punished for exiting the European Union (EU). Instead, there should be consequences with a view to “preserving the rest of the EU” they both said without […]
Chief Economist with CBC Banque & Assurance since 2010, Bernard Keppenne thinks the current context “couldn’t be more peculiar”. The election of Donald Trump, Brexit and the upcoming elections in France and Germany are all developments which could impact the global economic environment. If the […]
With more than 500 million consumers looking for quality goods and 2 out of the 5 world’s largest economies, the European Union (EU) is by far the world’s most powerful economic unit, followed by the United States and China. In 2014, the European Commission (EC) […]
“The recovery of the euro area economy gained momentum at the start of the year. It is expected to proceed at a moderate but steady pace, supported by solid domestic demand and the effective pass-through of our monetary policy measures to the real economy,” said […]
The Bank of England (BOE)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has increased its central expectation for growth in 2017 to 2.0% and expects growth of 1.6% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019. Indeed, domestic demand has been stronger than expected over the past few months, and […]
Following parliamentary validation to activate Article 50, the British government led by Theresa May published its Brexit White Paper. This document, based on 12 principles, aims to provide “Parliament and the country with a clear vision of what we are seeking to achieve in negotiating […]
The British House of Commons voted in favor of the activation of Article 50, allowing the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) with 498 votes for and 114 votes against. Now MPs must agree on the timetable that financial markets will scrutinize with […]
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